We have a number of model ships available for sale in aid of society funds. All have been donated for that purpose.
The models mostly need some tidying up and in some cases the display cases need attention. The best of the batch for condition, character and historical interest are undoubtedly the lightship and PS Waverley. All models are available to view at the ship and Visitor Centre during normal opening times on a Saturday. At other times telephone Brian Goodhew at the Visitor Centre to make enquiries: 01634 575717.
The models are as follows (dimensions are approximate estimates)
1. Glen Gower - model mounted on display base 30inches approx.
2. Robert E Lee - in display case which needs work. 15inches approx
3a Small paddle steamer in case. 6inches approx
3b RMS Mauritania in display case. 15inches approx
4. South Goodwin Lightship. Working light but untested. Historical notes. approx 12inches -- SOLD
5. PS Waverley (not illustrated) approx 54inches
All models need to be seen before purchase as in most cases some work will be required. As far as I know Glen Gower and Waverley are working models but untested and without control gear.
This N gauge model display was included in the Easter model show on board Medway Queen. It was doing it's bit for MQ again yesterday at an Open Day staged by the Berkshire Area Group of the N Gauge Society near Reading.
When used as part of a large running layout a variety of trains pass by on the quadruple main line (top right) while the shipyard and drydock display a selection of Medway Queen promotional wagons past and present. Wagons lettered "Gillingham Pier Ports Authority" for N Gauge and 00 are available from the Visitor Centre or through the MQPS website.
The Medway Queen Preservation Society is grateful to the local Coop Community Fund for their generous donation of £2,569, the result of fund-raising at the Parkwood, Rainham COOP store. Brian & Shirley Goodhew and Roy & June Sedge went along to the store for today's ceremony. Pictured here with COOP staff outside the shop.
John Kempton, Chairman of MQPS said "This is more than we expected. Very many thanks to the Co-op and its members and customers, what fantastic support for the ship, and so heartening."
Picture courtesy of Steve Thompson
(COOP Gravesend Care Centre Manager)
Last weekend's Model Boat Show on board Medway Queen went well with surprisingly few glitches for a first attempt! Our thanks to all the clubs and individuals who exhibited, to Brian and his team of volunteers in the Visitor Centre and on board and, of course, to the public who visited us. We had a great selection of models and plenty of variety - a model railway diorama even managed to sneak in. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:
Thank you again to everyone who visited or who contributed in any way at all to this event. Your efforts were worthwhile and very much appreciated.
17 April 2017
Only a few days to go to our "Review of the Fleet" model boat show. Here are a few exhibit pictures to whet your appetite. All this and more; exhibits overflowing from the aft saloon into the forward saloon and workshop.
Top Left: Tony Phipps' model of Medway Queen in 1/48 scale
Top right: The new 1/1250 scale Medway Queen in a "Dunkirk" setting - model on sale at the show
(The background models are "illustrative" and will not be exhibited)
Mid left: Jack Snary's "Royal Review of the Fleet" - over 600 model ships!
Mid right: N gauge diorama showcasing the MQ wagons for N Gauge
Bottom: The 1937 panel of our "Review of the Fleet" display in the lower saloon